Minister of Infrastructure Monte McNaughton announced on Monday that the Province of Ontario is expanding access to natural gas in Chatham-Kent.
Provincial officials say the government’s new program is intended to enable natural gas expansion in the community of Chatham-Kent, including the construction of two new transmission pipelines and supporting distribution mains.
The Chatham-Kent project could expand natural gas to an estimated 1,300 households and 200 businesses.
Provincial officials say the municipality estimates the additional natural gas capacity could bring an estimated 1,400 jobs in the greenhouse industry alone.
Here is a video of Minister McNaughton during the announcement:
Natural Gas Expansion in Chatham-Kent
Provincial Minister of Infrastructure, Monte McNaughton, named Chatham-Kent as the first community in Ontario to benefit from the Ontario government’s Natural Gas Expansion Support Program.
The expansion will provide enough capacity for 350 acres of greenhouse construction with the potential for 1,400 jobs in Chatham-Kent.
Posted by Municipality of Chatham-Kent on Monday, March 11, 2019